MRCS REGULATIONS


Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

(General Surgery)

New Regulations from 2014

 

Notice to candidates:

 

From August 2014 the  Membership examination  will be held under new regulations.

The syllabus remains unchanged.  The content of the examination also remains largely unchanged. 

 

Parts 1 & 2 have been replaced by one examination, now known as Part A.  Part A consists of 2 papers  Paper 1 (Applied Basic Science) is an MCQ with Single Best Answer format and Paper 2 (Principles of Surgery-in-General) is an MCQ  normally comprising Extended Matching Questions. Both papers are conducted on the same day.

 

Part A

Part A is common to all four Surgical Royal Colleges of Ireland and the United Kingdom.  The examination is held on the same day and time at all venues.

 

Part B

Part B consists of an 20 stations OSCE format circuit ( 18 manned and 2 unmanned)  of 9+1 minutes at each station. Candidates will be assessed  on basic sciences, communication skills, surgical skills and clinical acumen. This examination will be conducted in a single day.

 

Note

Dates and venues of the examinations are available at the RCSI website, www.rcsi.ie. and also on www.rcsi-star.com

 


 

Prof Premnath

Director of Surgical Training

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Penang Medical College

August 2014